Minty Dog Treats Recipe

Try making these fresh and fun dog treats at home.
By: Kristina Johansen
Minty dog treats in the oven

Mint has plenty of health benefits for humans. Several scientific studies support using peppermint to calm the human digestive system.

But the fresh-tasting herb is commonly used as a supplement for dogs to help alleviate different ailments—such as flatulence, irritable bowl syndrome, and nausea.

Be aware that herbs have medicinal properties that can interact with medications and other herbs. For this reason, care should be taken when including any herb into the diet of dogs with underlying medical conditions.

Ingredients:

Minty dog treat ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup of organic oat flour*
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 4 rounded tsp coconut oil
  • 2 eggs

* You can buy oat flour but I prefer to make my own. It’s really easy and much cheaper than store bought. To make your own oat powder simply place whole oats into the bowl of you food processor and grind until the oats make a finely ground powder.

Directions

Set the temperature of your oven to 350°F and let it heat.

Minty dog treat ingredients mixed

Place all the ingredients in a bowl. Get your hands in there and squeeze and knead it together, making sure there are no large coconut oil lumps. The dough should be slightly wet when thoroughly mixed.

Roll the mixture into individual balls (roughly the size of a small walnut), and place on a cookie sheet.

Minty dog treats on tray

Flatten the balls with a fork and place them in the oven

Bake until the surface of the cookies is golden brown, around 20 minutes.

Remove to a cooling rack.

Dog with minty dog treat

Store in an airtight container

Nutritional Facts

907 calories, 41 grams of fat, 34 grams of protein, 103 grams of carbohydrates for the entire recipe.

Yields about 20 mint cookies.